How to shoot technical photos to accurately model a marionette puppet
As we are often modeling heads according to a picture (hand carving, clay/resin or 3Dmodeling) it is very important for the artists to have a good material to study the face lines. It’s easy but you need to follow certain rules.
Let’s do it!
1) You will take six picures - 1x front, 2x 45°, 2x profile, 1x back - profile and anfas (front) photos have to be perfectly straight.
2) Do not make any expresion. Just relax.
3) Focus on the body and the head - so the resolution of the pictures is as much as high as possible. Do not take a picture of the head only, because it may distort the proportions.
Done! Now we can start to create a custom made marionette!